28 Days – 28 Boats Campaign Rules

28 Days 28 Boats Drydock Campaign

During the month of February 2024, you’ll have a chance to win your choice of a USS Cobia swag package OR one (1) ticket for a below deck experience aboard USS Cobia during the USS Lagarto Remembrance ceremonial engine start on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Donations of $80.00 or more will also receive a commemorative piece of Cobia decking. No donation is necessary to enter the contest; see Official Drawing Rules below to enter without a donation.


Contest entrants must be at least 18 years old as of date of entry and a resident of the United States. This contest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Employees, board members, and advisory committee members of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, and their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

How to Enter

All donations marked “USS Cobia – Dry Dock” made at wisconsinmaritime.org, by calling (920) 374-4007, or in-person at the Museum Front Desk during the Entry Period are eligible for entry.

No purchase or donation is necessary. Of course, we appreciate your contributions as the Museum operates solely on admissions and donations, but not making one will not affect your chances of winning. All proceeds from donations to this campaign benefit the USS Cobia Preservation Fund.

To enter without making a contribution, call (920) 374-4007 during the applicable Entry Period and ask to be entered without contribution. All entrants must provide a valid telephone number, email address, and mailing address.

Prizes and Entry Periods

Upon selection of the drawing winner, the winner will be notified and may select from one of two prizes:

Engine Start Experience (Primary Prize)

One (1) ticket for a below deck experience aboard USS Cobia during the USS Lagarto Remembrance ceremonial engine start on Saturday, May 4, 2024. In the event of ceremony cancellation, adverse weather conditions, mechanical failure, the winner being unable to attend the ceremony, and/or any other condition in which the winner is unable to receive the prize, the alternate prize may be awarded. 


USS Cobia Swag Package (Alternate Prize)

One (1) winner will receive a package of a variety of USS Cobia and Wisconsin Maritime Museum-branded goods.

All entries for this drawing must be received between 12:00am Central Standard Time on Thursday, February 1, 2024 and 11:59pm Central Standard Time on Thursday, February 29, 2024 (“Entry Period”).

Participants donating $80.00 or more at one time to this contest will also receive a commemorative piece of USS Cobia decking. Participants may opt out of this reward. Participants matching the above criteria will receive their reward after the completion of the contest.

Odds of Winning

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

Notification of Winners and Acceptance of Prizes

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will select a winner for the prize described above based on all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period. The prize drawings will be conducted by staff of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, whose decision regarding the winner will be final. The drawings will be conducted on or about Friday, March 1, 2024. The winners will be notified by phone and/or email and must respond by the next business day to accept the prize. If the winner cannot be reached by phone or email, fails to respond as required, or declines a prize, an alternate winner will be selected using the same process, which will continue until an eligible winner accepts the prize.

Publicity and Release

Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner’s name, hometown, and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. The winner will be required to sign and execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release upon acceptance of the prize. Failure to return both the affidavit and release in the time noted will result in disqualification of the winner and an alternate winner will be selected.

Limit of Entry

Participants may enter as many times as they wish between February 1, 2024 at 12:00AM CST and February 29, 2024 at 11:59PM CST. By entering, the entrant acknowledges compliance with these official rules, including all eligibility requirements. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to: technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any  website or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Proof of emailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt.

Other Important Points

By entering, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these contest rules. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum shall have the final decision on determination of winner and any and all claims concerning this contest. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if these contest rules are not followed. Entrants release the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and its employees, officers, trustees, and agents from any liability, including personal injury or property damage, with respect or related to the receipt or use of any prize awarded. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum makes no, and disclaims all, warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, merchantability, of any prize. 

For the name of the prize winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before Friday, March 8, 2024 to 28 Boats Drawing, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220.

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